Right to Education Act, EDUCATION is a Fundamental Right in ASSAM now

  • Posted on: 7 July 2011
  • By: admin

The State Cabinet approved the Right to Education Act this July 5 2011,  making Assam the 19th state to implement the act. Under the act, which guarantee a lower primary (LP) school (classes I -VI) within walking a 1-km radius of every neighborhood and a middle English (ME) school (classes VI-VIII) within a 3-km radius of every neighborhood.

Highlights of the RTE act Assam.

1. Every student from Class I to Class VIII will be provided free textbooks, uniform and study material.

2. Private schools would have to provide 25 per cent reservation for children hailing from BPL families in Class I

3. Under Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, the state government will also start two diploma courses on teaching in upper primary and lower primary standards from January next year in various colleges.

4. According to the act, the diploma courses are essential qualifications for teachers of the respective standards, besides 60 per cent marks in the teachers’ eligibility test (TET) and 50 per cent in Class XII.

5. The new rules of the act will also make it binding for all schools, both government and private, to strictly follow the 30:1 pupil: teacher ratio.

6. Governing body(GB) of a school to be formed only by guardians, who are to be democratically elected.

Useful Links

Director of Elementary Education Assam,Primary and Middle School

Directorate of Higher Education Government of Assam

Teacher Eligibility Test [TET] Assam| Government School Teacher Jobs| Syllabus |


Good move But implementation is the main thing .. all the best sir.

I,m very optimistic and hopefull enough that we'll see a positive change under your leadership, sir. ALL THE BEST.

which the date of from fill up of tet exam

Sri H B Sarma, When you deliberate a process of proper and systematic recruitment plan/criteria for appointing teachers even in the private schools, you really show a yearn for bringing positive change. Private schools, compared to Govt. schools, are by far in better position in producing good results. But, Sri Sarma, have you ever given a thought to organising this most unorganised workforce of private school teachers? Has your Govt. ever given a thought to the necessity of fixing a basic minimum scale of pay for pvt. school teachers. They toil hard to produce the result and all the cream is taken away by owner(s) of Pvt. schools. The teachers work at miserably low wages of Rs.1500/- to 2000/- per month, whereas a menial worker make more than Rs. 6000/- per month. Can you answer these crucial questions?

Dear,,,,,,,, i want asked a question " is TET certificate have validity"??????????????

7 years

Sir I expect to be a teacher in upper primary school, my percentage in HS exam is above 60, but my percentage in BA is below 45. Can I appear the exam for upper primary section. Please mail me with detail. (Souravjyoti Saikia,Golaghat. email- souravjyotis@gmail.com)

No , U r not eligible for UP tet. U can go for LP tet.

the assam tet exam system is not accected because who has not get the 50 percent he was not a elegible the tet . who the commision is not held this exam open competitative basis. who has not get the 50 percent mark he was not eligeble this tet exam. plese sent by me in this email : biju.kutum@gmail.com

sir tet aplication from are not abaliable in the webside. why the tet application from are not fillup the online thourgh. the assam govt. sector any job are not apply by the on line sytem. this time most states are facilited the online application by the cadidates. my requste is that all the applicaton to be fillup by the online through. to be help by all the peoples in our states. thanks sir. biju kutum.